History of Phentermine

Every drug has a story, on why it was conceived in the first place and what were the changes made to enhance its potency. Phentermine has a long story to tell, starting from the late 1950’s when it first came to the market. The main intention of marketing phentermine is to suppress a person’s appetite, to aid him lose more weight than he normally would via exercise or dieting.

Phentermine hydrochloride became available in the 70’s and was then used as an additive in other diet pills that became popular and successful. If you want to learn more about phentermine, how it affects you and how you should take it, read the items below.

What is Phentermine?

Phentermine is a cousin of the amphetamines group of drugs, which are known to be highly effective in suppressing your appetite but at the same time, has a tendency to be addicting. This is precisely the reason why the US FDA has approved of its sale, but in a controlled and regulated way (through a valid prescription).

Phentermine essentially works by fooling your brain into thinking that you are not hungry. The less food you eat, the less calories for you to burn in the future. At the same time, it also fools your body into thinking that you need a surplus of energy or calories. To supply your body with this energy, you need to burn more fat cells, more than the usual. This often results in the burning of stored fat cells or those stubborn fatty areas that normally is not addressed by regular exercise.

Composition and main ingredients

Phentermine hydrochloride is the main active ingredient in phentermine tablets. It was initially produced by SmithKline Beecham and then as the more popular brand Adipex, by Gate Pharmaceuticals. Although throughout its history, there were a number of controversies regarding the side effects outweighing its benefits but in the end, it is still a tightly regulated drug by the US FDA, as of this writing.

It is considered and intended to be used as a short term treatment for obesity and is not meant to be a supplement to be taken every day, for extended periods of time. This is why whenever you get a prescription for Phentermine, you will only be given enough pills to last you a maximum of 12 weeks, no more than that.

Manufacturer and market availability today

Today, phentermine is used in a wide variety of diet pills under different brands although there are some manufacturers that produce it in generic form (unbranded). Much like typical medication, these all contain the same active ingredients in different quantities and mixed with different additives.

But if you want to stay updated, there’s a “twin” of phentermine in the sense that they exhibit the same rapid weight reduction but minus the adverse side effects. This diet pill is called Phentramin-d and is in fact, allowed by the FDA to be sold over the counter. You can even legally acquire this pill online since you do not need a prescription to get this drug.

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  • Jane - May 20, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Have tried Phentramin-d and it does NOT work like phentermine. It is NOT a twin no matter what the claims.